grub + travels + perspectives

Quick Bites

Yang Chow's Hakaw. Post Valentine's Day celebration was at this Chinese restaurant near our house in Cavite. Being the lover of those plump shrimps encased in soft dough that I am, I had to order hakaw (or hakao). Yang Chow's version was okay for its price.

Mad Mark's Creamery & Good Eat's Madagascar Vanilla Bean, Salted Sumatra and Half-Baked Madagascar. Very, very good.

Ramen X's Yoshi's Ramen. Ramen fever is certainly not yet over. A lot of restaurants that have ramen as their specialty are still popping up. Got to try Ramen X late last year after visiting a bazaar in Eton Centris. It's got that fast food vibe. No Old Japan interiors or anything. Serving was really, really big. I never got to see the bottom of the bowl. Hahaha. Tastes good but not exceptional.

Yabu's Rosu Tonkatsu Set. When the day comes that I can pig out again, I would go straight to Yabu and eat this... for a week. Hahaha. Okay, for 3 days. Okay, 2!

Cheesecakes by Guy's Dulce de Leche Cheesecake. I got to sample this delicious dessert by winning a contest by Pepper.ph last year. I thought the last minute that I should've picked another flavor thinking it would be too sweet because it's a dulce de leche-flavored cheesecake but this sure proved me wrong. It had the right sweetness to it, it was rich and smooth. Loved it to bits!

Ba Noi's' Goi Cuon. I wish I lived in Pasig so I can eat this everyday. It's healthy, tastes and looks fresh (shrimp!!!) and when you dip it in the peanut sauce and take a bite, your problems will temporarily go away. Well, don't take my word for it, you have to try it. Hahaha. Soooo good. Easily one of my favorite finds last year.

Epic Coffee Roastery's Rainbow Cake. We learned about Epic through our friend, Bell, and the first thing she recommended was the coffee that kept her up all day even though she could feel her body was dead tired. Haha. We went there a few weeks ago but we didn't order any coffee (too afraid to be strung-out with caffeine). Hahaha. I had the Rainbow Cheesecake and Ian had a red velvet cupcake. I like rainbows and I love the edible kind. Cream cheese party!

GIGI Coffee and Cupcakes' Blueberry, Red Velvet and Raspberry cupcakes. Finally was able to try GIGI cupcakes when we went to their Shangri-la East Wing branch. GIGI cupcakes are surprisingly affordable (I can't remember if it was PhP 40 or PhP 50 when we went there last year) but I'm not a big fan of it. I always like my cupcakes fluffy but GIGI's was on the dense side. I also found the cream cheese frosting a bit too sweet for me.